BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets

May 09, 2016 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Host 11th Annual Farm to Market Conference

- Event features industry leaders from the agriculture, protein, food, fertilizer, retail distribution, restaurant and supermarket sectors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - BMO Capital Markets will host its 11th annual Farm to Market Conference on May 18-19, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The conference brings together industry leaders in the agriculture, farm input and food sectors, as well as global institutional investors in these industries.

Company presentations begin early on Wednesday, May 18, and will see leaders from top agriculture, fertilizer, food retail and restaurant companies discuss the impact of depressed commodity prices on their sectors, as well as leading industry trends.

"This conference comes at a time when investors need to think critically about the space," said Joel Jackson, Fertilizer and Chemicals Analyst, BMO Capital Markets. "We are still waiting to see if fundamentals and commodity prices have bottomed or if there are still difficult times ahead."

Mr. Jackson will co-host the conference with Food-and-Ag Product Analyst Ken Zaslow, Food-and-Beverage Analyst Amit Sharma, Food-Retailing-and-Distribution Analyst Kelly Bania, Restaurants Analyst Andrew Strelzik, and Pharmaceuticals Analyst Alex Arfaei.

"This conference will see market leaders examine the challenges and opportunities facing industries that cover the world's food supply from production to consumption," said Greg Pearlman, Managing Director and Head of Investment and Corporate Banking for Food, Consumer & Retail, BMO Capital Markets.

On Thursday, May 19, an all-star panel discussion will take place on innovation in the food industry and will include Marcel Smits EVP/CFO, Cargill; Donal Mulligan, EVP & CFO, General Mills; and Mike Schlotman, EVP & CFO, Kroger.

"This is going to be an exciting panel," said Mr. Zaslow. "We are taking the whole value chain from supplier, to manufacturer, to retailer and seeing how they are integrated and adjusting to consumer trends."

Senior executives from more than 70 leading agriculture, fertilizer, food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies will participate, including:

  • Agrium (AGU)
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Bunge (BG)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)
  • CF Industries (CF)
  • Darden (DRI)
  • General Mills (GIS)
  • Hain Celestial Group (HAIN)
  • Hormel (HRL)
  • Ingredion (INGR)
  • Kroger (KR)
  • Monsanto (MON)
  • Potash Corp. (POT)
  • Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM)
  • Tyson Foods (TSN)
  • Yara (YAR)
  • Zoetis (ZTS)

Media Registration:

Media who wish to attend the conference, in person, can register directly by clicking here. For those who wish to access portions of the conference that are webcast, please click here.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 28 locations, including 15 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), One of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America, with total assets of $699 billion as of January 31, 2016, and close to 47,000 employees.

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